A huge blaze has broken out on the slopes of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius and near the city of Naples, prompting an evacuation of tourists and local residents for the second time in a week.
The huge pillars of smoke from fires raging through the forests on the slopes of Vesuvius rose to more than 2 kilometers up in the air and were also 2 kilometers wide at the top, AP reports. Clearly visible from Naples, the smoke deceived some people into believing that the volcano was erupting.
Huge ongoing fire on Mount Vesuvius. The view of the smoke from Pompeii. pic.twitter.com/9iQRAffRqN
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Some local residents turned to social media to say that ash from the fires fell in many neighboring towns.
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